Thousands of people headed to Manchester’s Northern Quarter last weekend to celebrate the August Bank Holiday
Five roads in the town centre neighbourhood were closed to traffic to allow party-goers to drink, eat, dance and be merry.
There were live DJs, barbecues, a buskers’ stage and a gospel choir. Other highlights included high-heeled egg-and-spoon race, a dog show, a bucking bronco and an eating competition.
The event on Thomas Street, High Street, Edge Street, Back Turner Street and Turner Street – was a collaboration between 18 independent bars, restaurants and shops. Entry was free but donations were collected for the Macmillan Cancer Support and MIND charities.
CityCo assisted in the organisation of the event to ensure it ran smoothly. Our Northern Quarter Coordinator, Tommy Wolstencroft advised organisers and facilitated resident consultation, road closures, traffic management, safety and cleanliness to guarantee the success of the event.
Vikki Harris, one of the organisers, said: “The event has been phenomenally successful. We’re already planning the next one.”